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Are You Putting Off Productivity?


I recently took a good look at what was keeping me from accomplishing what I needed to do. After all, I had my goals.

Protect Your PC from Viruses, Worms & Trojans


Each of the items in the checklist below is part of a broad and easy to implement security policy.Install all windows critical updates for your operating system from the Microsoft Update site - it's free! All that's required to keep your Microsoft operating system up to date is an Internet connection.

Windows Task Manager in English


You use Ctrl+Alt+Del to see what's running on your PC, to close crashed programs and processes, and to check performance. You probably avoid a few processes whose names mean nothing to you, but they're essential to Windows.

How To Search Your PC With Google Desktop


In this era of Internet, most people are frequent users of computers. Many of us use computers through out the day, accumulating morasses of information in various formats, which include email, digital photo, word document, spreadsheet, presentation file, ebook, article, other downloaded files, music, visited web pages, and many others.

A Peek Into the Near Future of Electronics Technology


How long do you think DVDs have around? 20 years? 10 years? Actually, they have only been around for about seven years, but it seems like they have been around much longer. Many of us can hardly remember life before DVDs.

Toshiba Wins Hollywood Support for the HD DVD format


What led them to this choice, as all four studios stated separately, is better performance for the price and copyright protection.The other standard in competition, the Blu-ray disc, unconditionally backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is also counting on support from Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox (the latter has recently joined the Blu-Ray Disc Association Board).

The Many Benefits of Owning a DVR


Has This Ever Happened To You? OK..

Buying a Home Theater Receiver


Buying a receiver is one of the most important decisions you're going to have to make when building your home theater. The receiver has a number of functions including; connecting and switching audio sources; connecting and switching video sources; decoding surround sound formats; amplifying an audio signal and sending it to your speakers; tuning in to radio stations; and acting as the interface between you and your home theater.

Passwords and the Human Factor


Passwords have a strange dual nature. The stronger and safer the password the more likely it will be undermined by human weakness.

Looking For an MP3 Player?


If you don't have an mp3 player, and even if you do, you should check out all the new stuff that's going on. I'm hoping this article will give you some idea of what kind of mp3 player you want and some tips on what to look for in an mp3 player.

Computer Geeks and Garden Gnomes


First and foremost before I begin my ranting it is worth mentioning that there are many very helpful and considerate people out there in the cyber wilderness who devote much of their time to providing open source and free scripts of all variations from PHP, CGI and Java to name but a few. They provide dedicated support, do not insist on payment, and spend much of their free time helping you avoid having to part with your hard earned cash to get free programs and scripts up and running on your websites.

How To Safeguard Your Computer?


The following practice, if done regularly, may help you to safeguard your computer to some extent.1.

Password Nightmares


Good Morning Mr. Sampson.

Are You Well Protected?


Winter?the official start of the cold and flu season. Though, technically speaking, things got started a little early.

Basic Problem in a PC


I have a p3 500MHz PC with 128MB RAM, 10.2 GB HDD Sony CD ROM 48x with window ME edition operating system.

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We live in an era of previously unimaginable luxury. Without leaving our sofas, we can conjure almost any book or film on our phone and enjoy it with exotic cuisine delivered right to our doorstep via an app. But there is a cost to this convenience ...

A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No. - New York Times

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A New Phone Comes Out. Yours Slows Down. A Conspiracy? No.
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The phenomenon of perceived slowdowns is so widespread that many believe tech companies intentionally cripple smartphones and computers to ensure that people buy new ones every few years. Conspiracy theorists call it planned obsolescence. That's a ...

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How to Buy a Great TV This Black Friday
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You know how it is: Every Black Friday, you are bombarded with lousy shopping deals that do not offer as much of a discount on an item as you think. But there is a bright spot: If you are shopping for a television, it really is the best time to buy one ...
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Transforming Rich Text Into a PDF
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Q. How do you convert an R.T.F. file to PDF? There seem to be a number of programs that claim to do this. A. A rich text format (R.T.F.) file is a popular format because it allows you to get basic font style and some images and yet is still compatible ...

Getting on the Right Frequency with Personal Tech - Baseline

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Getting on the Right Frequency with Personal Tech
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As both the frequency and intensity of information surges, the question becomes: How much is enough? It's easy to overlook how profoundly smartphones and apps have changed our lives. For instance, on a recent international trip, I received ...

Holiday Shopping: Don't Compromise Your Personal Information ... - NPR

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Consumers say they're worried about identity theft this holiday season, but they say these concerns won't affect how they shop. Here are steps you can take to ...

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Choosing a Payment Option for Google Play - New York Times

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Choosing a Payment Option for Google Play
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Q. Every time I download a free app from the Google Play store on my Android tablet, it wants me to ?finish setting up my account.? I thought I already had an account, because I've been downloading apps and I just press Skip on the next screen to go on.

Cropping Photos With Mac Preview - New York Times

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Cropping Photos With Mac Preview
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Q. How do you crop an image in the Mac Preview program? I don't see a cropping icon in the tool bar. Or do I need another program? A. You can crop photos, graphics and PDF files right in Preview, the Mac's built-in image-editing and viewer program.

Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation - New York Times

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Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation
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Spending the weekend in front of a computer sounds like a nightmare, especially to people who already spend most of their week in front of a screen. Still, 100 engineers gathered in Manhattan for a weekend hackathon earlier this month. They traveled ...

How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone - New York Times

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How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone
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How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Kenneth Chang, who covers space for The Times, discussed the tech he's using. What has stood out about how tech in the space race has changed in recent years?

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